Football is offered to both male and female students as a winter sport at St Paul’s Collegiate School.

Training takes place twice per week after school on St Paul’s main playing fields.

The football programme is based on Brazilian futebol principles and philosophies with the ultimate aim of playing 'Futebol Alegria.' Students learn both football and futsal, a five-a-side indoor game with a smaller and heavier ball. By learning futsal, students build technical skills and the ability to play a skillful and fast-paced game that is transferred to the football field.

St Paul’s eight football teams compete in various competitions in Terms 2 and 3, including:

  • Waikato secondary schools' championships
  • North Island secondary schools' championships
  • New Zealand secondary schools' national premier tournament

A sports levy applies to this sport. Transport, accommodation and costs association with tournaments are disbursed to students' accounts accordingly.

Contact and coaches

Mike Simmonds (teacher in charge)

View our football coaches here